We all expected [movieperson id="8456"]Sandra Bullock[/movieperson] to be sincere and graceful as she accepted her Generation Award at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards. But the day after the show, we’re still buzzing about how sexy the speech was thanks to Bullock’s brief smooch with Scarlett Johansson .
“Ryan [Reynolds] is right — Scarlett is a great kisser,” Bullock told UsMagazine.com after locking lips onstage with her co-star’s wife. Johansson seemed an odd choice to have among Generation Award presenters [movieperson id="256873"]Bradley Cooper[/movieperson] and [movieperson id="66719"]Betty White[/movieperson], both former Bullock co-stars, especially since she refrained from offering any commentary on the celebrated star.
While accepting the award, Bullock paused and addressed the oddity, asking Johansson point-blank why she was onstage. Johansson responded that she was there in place of her husband, Ryan Reynolds, who couldn’t be there to support his “Proposal” co-star. She coyly complimented Bullock for the really nice, really soft-looking kiss that earned her and Reynolds a Best Kiss nomination. She then slowly approached the honoree and proceeded to share a sweet lady kiss.
“Now that we have done that, can we please go back to normal?” Bullock pleaded with the audience, turning attention to those affected by the devastating BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “Because therapy is really expensive. Go back to making fun of me, I don’t care. It’s time to get back to normal.”
Easier said than done. The Sandra-Scarlett kiss is the talk of the town. When MTV caught up with Betty White , we wondered whether the “Golden Girls” star was jealous she didn’t also receive a smooch from Sandra.
“No! To each his own!” White told MTV News backstage at the Gibson Amphitheatre. “Anywhere you’re near Sandra Bullock, you’re in good shape!”
Will Ferrell also offered his two cents on what he thought was a clear Movie Awards 2010 highlight. “I can say Sandra Bullock and Charlotte,” meaning Johansson, he said when asked what he enjoyed seeing the most. He then semi-corrected his mispronunciation, “Scarlett Johansson. She goes by Charlotte, though — she usually drops the ‘S.’ ”
Russell Brand chose to critique the kiss and suggest a more creative approach for next time. “I think one of them needed to invert for it to be of any real value,” he told MTV News. “I’d like to suggest this script: It’s from a website called MomsTeachingTeens.com. Sandra can be a mom figure, and Scarlett would be a niece, and then they would do it, sexual-wise, with perhaps a puppet.”
What did you think of Sandra and Scarlett’s lip-lock? Share your favorite MTV Movie Awards moments in the comments.
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